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"Ghost gun" limits clear Washington Legislature

Apr. 23, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Legislature on Tuesday approved new limits on untraceable, undetectable firearms, including the 3D-printed guns at the center of a high-profile federal case. The proposal would ban outright undetectable guns and would limit — but not ban —...

The Latest: Assembly passes ban on bump stocks

Apr. 23, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a legislative deadline at the Nevada Legislature (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The state Assembly has passed an omnibus gun bill that seeks to ban bump stocks and allow counties to pass stricter firearm laws than those imposed by the state. The chamber approved the...

California governor seeks explanation for high gas prices

Apr. 23, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor wants to know why gas prices are higher than in the rest of the country, blaming potential "inappropriate industry practices" Tuesday rather than the state's higher taxes and tougher environmental regulations. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom asked the California...

Assembly passes bills on firearm storage, pot convictions

Apr. 23, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Bills to push people to safely store firearms and to streamline the sealing of marijuana convictions passed a key vote Tuesday in the state Assembly ahead of a legislative deadline. The two votes were among a flurry being held by Assembly lawmakers as the deadline approaches. The...

Louisiana Senate backs requiring doctor info before abortion

Apr. 23, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Women seeking an abortion in Louisiana would have to get lengthy background information about the doctor performing the procedure, under a proposal that won unanimous support Tuesday from state senators. The measure by Republican Sen. Beth Mizell, of Franklinton, would require the...

Indiana legislators back tougher law on passing school buses

Apr. 23, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana drivers would face tougher penalties for passing stopped school buses under a bill that's been approved by legislators. The Indiana House and Senate on Tuesday both voted in favor of the bill letting a judge suspend a driver's license for 90 days the first time someone was...

Judge denies Republicans' attempt to join abortion lawsuit

Apr. 23, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected Wisconsin Republican lawmakers' attempt to intervene in a Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenging the state's abortion restrictions, saying in a strongly worded order that they presented no evidence that the Democratic attorney general wouldn't...

Civil rights group drops lawsuit against Oklahoma gun range

Apr. 23, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of a Muslim U.S. Army reservist asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma was dropped on Tuesday, with both sides declaring victory in the case. Court records show both sides agreed to the dismissal order filed in federal court in Muskogee. The lawsuit...

Sports betting coming to another New Mexico tribal casino

Apr. 23, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

ISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Another New Mexico tribe is gearing up to offer sports betting at its casino. Isleta Pueblo announced Tuesday that its program is expected to open this summer, with USBookmaking serving as the provider. It will be joining Santa Ana and Pojoaque pueblos, which jumped in following...

Handful of US states are poised to legalize sports betting

Apr. 23, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday. Barring a veto, they would...